environmental safety


At its regular meeting today, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors will discuss whether to partner with the federal government in figuring out how to get rid of contaminated groundwater posing problems at March Air Reserve Base.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The Inland Empire is notorious for having some of the worst air quality in Southern California.  The pollutants can cause asthma, lung disease, and heart problems.  The Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAMD) spoke about the changes that are in store for this region.


The cause of a leak in 2012 that led to the permanent shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was steam generators being deliberately run too hot, too hard, and too fast, according to a report released yesterday (Tuesday) by an independent watchdog organization.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The California Public Utilities Commission has once again delayed making a decision on whether to approve construction of a new natural gas pipeline that would run through San Bernardino residential communities.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

As that natural gas leak in the Los Angeles suburb of Porter Ranch continues spewing noxious fumes, some state lawmakers wonder if maybe it's time to rethink the way California regulates private utilities.  KQED's Marisa Lagos filed this story for The California Report.

An environmental group is warning that the United States has more than 400 natural gas storage facilities similar to the one leaking massive amounts of methane in the community of Porter Ranch near Los Angeles.  As KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports, leaking wells actually release huge quantities of gas each year.


California lawmakers have rejected for the second time an attempt to expedite the construction of water storage projects.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, the Republican-backed bill would have changed environmental rules in order to build large reservoirs more quickly.

Oil Tanker Trains Draw Environmental Lawsuits

Dec 9, 2014

A coalition of environmental groups are suing the U.S. Department of Transportation for what the groups say is lax monitoring of train tanker cars carrying crude oil through communities on their way to refineries.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has this report compiled by the California News Service.